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All About the Holidays: International Women's Day

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(male narrator) March 8 is International Women's Day. It's a day to honor women everywhere in the world, recognize their many achievements, and think about the challenges they face. From Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel Prize winner ever to Oprah Winfrey, one of the most successful business leaders in the world, women have achieved success in every walk of life. A little over 100 years ago, in 1908, 15,000 courageous women marched in New York City demanding better jobs, fair pay, and voting rights. That's right. Women were not even allowed to vote. Working women thought about a special day to discuss women's rights, and in 1911, the first International Women's Day was celebrated. The United Nations supported the idea in 1975 with an International Women's Year. Since then, many countries have joined in by recognizing March 8 as a special day to honor women's advancement, while helping women to gain equality. Today there are female astronauts and sports legends, politicians, and scientists, but we still have far to go in making sure all girls can have a happy future and can fulfill their potential. On March 8, every year, events are held throughout the world to celebrate women. In the United States, there are parades, celebrations, and community events that honor women. The U.S. also honors the entirety of March as Women's History Month. What woman do you most admire and why?

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Every year on March 8th, the world honors the accomplishments and struggles faced by women on International Women's Day. While the rights of women have advanced since the holiday's beginnings in 1911, the day is a special time to acknowledge the struggles women still face today. Part of the “All About the Holidays” series.

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